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· August, 2007

Stories about Media & Journalism from August, 2007

Trinidad & Tobago: 45 Years of Independence

Nicholas Laughlin quotes BC Pires on the occasion of Trinidad and Tobago's 45th anniversary of Independence, while IZATRINI.com compares the country's first Independence Day celebration with how the holiday is...

Bahrain: Hand-Picked Podcasts

Bint Battuta in Bahrain shares with us her pick of podcasts in this post.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Caribs

The CAC Review finds “noteworthy” a news story about the indigenous Caribs in Trinidad and Tobago in the context of the work of a government-appointed Amerindian Projects Committee.

China: A social Reporter's Internal Notes

ESWN translated a BBS post on a Southern Metropolis Daily reporter's experience in dealing with the police, migrant workers, security guards and village officials in Shenzhen.

Japan: Living in the Internet Cafe

Mari summarized a survey by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare concerning the social status of people who linger in the the Internet cafe: The reason why people stay...

Russia: Politkovskaya Updates

Sean's Russia Blog is posting updates on Anna Politkovskaya's murder investigation – here, here, here (46 comments), and here.

Iran:US policy and a web site

Azarmehr says that during his visit to US last Novemeber :”we had a meeting at the US State Department. We were told that the US does not have a policy...

Japan: Life out of a Manga Kissa

Results of a survey just released by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has found that thousands of people across Japan bordering on poverty live their lives out...

China: Actor Not Martyr

Ge da-xia from Yaoblog commented on Zoula's citizen reporting practice and argued that citizen reporter should be social actor, not martyr; and that report should be about the incident to...

Iraq: Saudi Bans Al Hayat

Iraqi blogger Ladybird reports that Saudi Arabia has banned pan-Arab Saudi-owned newspaper Al Hayat in the kingdom.

Trinidad & Tobago: Irresponsible Reporting

“Someone…is writing the evening news as if it were an opinion column. What kind of crappy reporting is that?” asks Manicou, unimpressed at the latest media faux-pas.

India: Mark Tully from the BBC

The Middle Stage on Mark Tully, BBC's correspondent who covered India for a long time and his book India's Unending Journey.

Argentina: A Book About Propaganda in Kirchner Government

A new book written by Maria O'Donnell about the Kirchner administration's use of propaganda will soon be on sale. eBlog [ES] recently spoke with the author and posts the interview.

China: The anxiety of China's Bureau of Broadcasting and Film

Chong from interlocals translated an article from 1510.com about the recent move of the Broadcasting and Film Bureau in banning the Phoenix TV (one of the cable TV services).

China: Barcamp 2007

Riku from China blogger network reminded the readers that Barcamp 2007 (zh) will be taking place in Shanghai (Sept 8) and Beijing soon (Sept 2). It is an opportunities for...

Jordan: Advertising Awards

Jordanian Ahmad Humeid, who says he is happy he quit his job in a leading advertising company at the beginning of his career, comments on the way some agencies are...

Czech Republic, Germany: Gastarbeiter

Dr. Sean's Diary writes about labor migrations into and out of the Czech Republic.

Romania: Esquire

The Romanian edition of Esquire is to be launched next week. Owlspotting writes: “Esquire will be a novelty on the Romanian magazine market, and the first outlet to promote long-form...

Russia: Novaya Gazeta in English

Robert Amsterdam and Sean's Russia Blog link to Novaya Gazeta's recently launched English-language site featuring translations of some of their investigative stories. Sean wrote in a reply to a reader:...

Iran:Popular Programs in TV

Farnam Bidgoli in Parsarts introduces some popular programs in Iranian TV and explains us the reasons of their success.We can see some video clips too.

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